Lady Gaga had to cancel four shows, the United Center in Chicago (Feb. 13 and 14); at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit (Feb. 16); and at the Copps Coliseum in Hamilton (Feb. 17), after doctors diagnosed her with synovitis, a severe inflammation of the joints.
There's an unfortunate announcement coming out right now, concerning myself and the Born This Ball. Im so sorry. I barely know what to say.— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 12, 2013
I've been hiding a show injury and chronic pain for sometime now,over the past month it has worsened. I've been praying it would heal— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 12, 2013
I hid it from my staff, I didn't want to disappoint my amazing fans. However after last nights performance I could not walk and still can't— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 12, 2013
It will hopefully heal as soon as possible, I hate this. I hate this so much. I love you and Im sorry.— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 12, 2013
The rest of the tour is expected to go on as scheduled and the dates she missed will be made up at a later date her website says.